I’m very excited to tell you that the first week of #HealthyAndy went surprisingly well. If I’m dedicated to the cause, I can apply myself and in turn, surprise myself with my results.
I spent the week eating healthy food, and eating really well, according to a fairly strict eating plan where I averaged eating about 1200-1600 calories per day – thanks to My Fitness Pal and Fitbit, it is super easy to keep an eye on what you’re eating. I’m not a fan of ‘calorie counting’ per say, but I plan on doing it just in the beginning so that I can get my mind around what a portion is and how easy it is to take in more calories than what I should in order to lose weight.
I have also exercised every day except Sunday which was my rest day. I alternated resistance and plyo training with fast walks, to ensure that I was getting my heart rate up into cardio and fat burning zones every day.
The big win here? I didn’t cheat once! This is a huge thing for me, because I am a sugar addict and feel the need to eat all the sugar, all the time.
Now, I was feeling super strong throughout the week, but as the week came to a close I started getting the characteristic sugar headaches and sugar cravings.
Example! This weekend, Ross and I were discussing Christmas prezzies and what I’d like, so I told him he could get me a nice new handbag perhaps.. But then we went out shopping, and that all changed. It went from me telling Ross to get me a new handbag, to me telling him to just get me all my favourite sweets (as I walked past sweet aisles, and stood in the queue at shops such as Dischem). I want liquorice (liquorice coins, the light brown liquorice, drop lacricz, herringe, and the ones that look like chalk – OMG all the freaking liquorice), I want Fruit Pastilles, I want Jaffa Cakes, I want nougat, I want seashell chocolates, I want Marvellous Creations chocolates with the popping candy, I want Haribo sweets (especially the Schnuller ones), I want a box of Woolworths chewy sweets, I want sour worms, I want lebkuchen. I WANT IT ALL GUYS. ALL.
So yes, admittedly, based on the above paragraph, this week is going to be a rough one.
What I can say, however, is that I lost 1.6kg in the last week! I’m feeling good, I’m feeling healthy and I’m feeling strong. Let’s hit up this next week with a bang!